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There are 1,200 species of moths in the Pacific Northwest

Atlas Moth

Atlas Moth

Moth Species

No surprise; the reason we hike, bike, climb, camp, etc. in the Pacific Northwest is not just to stay in shape, it is to share moments in the amazingly diverse, and beautiful cathedral that we call our home.  You will catch all of us going out of our way, when the occasion allows, to see orchids when they are in bloom, eagles, butterflies, wildflowers, the list is almost endless.  We have all come to appreciate those who act as our guides, share their knowledge, and point out things we may have missed.   The Pacific Northwest Moths site is one of those gems that expands the knowledge of the creatures that share our home and fills the cathedral where we worship. This site is a comprehensive source of information about more than 1,200 species of moths. This site features detailed species accounts, high resolution photographs, and an interactive identification key for every Pacific Northwest moth species within the families Drepanidae, Uraniidae, Lasiocampidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae, Notodontidae, Erebidae, Euteliidae, Nolidae, and Noctuidae.  Amazingly the site also works on mobile devices; it serves as an electronic field guide to the region’s moths!

The video of the Atlas moth is a tropical moth, but is a stellar example of the diversity that exists in this family.  Enjoy this site.  Oh yes, National Moth Week was July 23-29.

The Atlas Moth is a tropical moth

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